Monday, August 5, 2013

Back-To-School Rules & Procedures with Alex Alligator GIVEAWAY

I am so EXCITED about my newest packet! I haven't been able to sleep the last two nights thinking about it. I finally got up this morning at 3:00 AM and finished it.YAHOO! Sometimes the ideas just flow like water and other times I can't think of a darn thing.
This packet is for the beginning of the year when you're teaching all the rules and procedures. I generally talk about a lot of things on that first day. My kids give me that 'deer in the headlight' look and I know it's not sinking in. This is a cute little story about Alex Alligator who goes to school and the students have to teach HIM the rules.
You can print the story pages, bind it, and make it into a book. I like to discuss the good and bad choices Alex makes along the way. Then, at the end of the book the student teach Alex the school rules. I like to use the snipping tool on my computer to take a picture of each page. Then drag it into my Smart board software to make slides for each page of the story. Then write on the pages the student's responses to what they will teach Alex. You could also do this with a document camera. There is a writing page for the rules we'll teach him and I turn that into a class book.

There is a class sort with situations to discuss if Alex should make a good or bad choice. I also included a Follow the Path game with questions about your own classroom and school procedures. Like- What is your teacher's name? What do you do if you need to throw-up? (I had that happen once on the 1st day of school YUCKY!). It's a fun little game to play with the whole class. This is also fun to review again in January when the kiddos have forgotten everything :)

There are also paper bracelet they can make to remind them to make good choices and a darling, very simple craftivity called the I CAN Chain. It has a review of some of the rules.
 And because I'm soooo tried from being up since 3 AM and I'm soooo excited to have the packet done and I'm going in to start on my classroom today- I thought I'd have a little GIVEAWAY!

Just comment on this post before tomorrow (TUESDAY) at NOON (Mountain Time). Be sure to leave your email address. And I'll randomly select 3 winners by the good ole' Random Generator. I'll send the 3 lucky winners my new Alex Alligator Packet! Good Luck!

The winners are Kris, Teresa, and Lisa! 
Congrats and thanks everyone for the great comments. I appreciate everyone who reads my blog!

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27 comments:

Rae said...

What a fabulous product! Anything to help the kids get the routines and expectations of the classroom is gold! I love it and hope I win :)

Rae
Mindful Rambles
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Mremom3 said...

This is such a cute and engaging way to teach rules. I would love to win this!
mjc6255@lausd.net

Amy Hudson said...

Great idea!! amyhudson@live.com

Suzy Q said...

Love the deer in the headlights analogy...so true! Sorry to hear about the throwing up on the first day, too!

I would love to win a copy!

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Monica said...

Your packet turned out so cute! Thanks for the drawing!
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Kris said...

What a great packet! I would LOVE to use this with my first graders in a few weeks. I have an adorable stuffed Alligator that would be a great Alex, too! Thank you!
Kris

Kris said...

What a great packet! I would LOVE to use this with my first graders in a few weeks. I have an adorable stuffed Alligator that would be a great Alex, too!
Thank you for the giveaway! My email is kfrye_@hotmail.com

Kris

Lori Raines said...

I know my class would love this!
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Debbie Minter said...

Wonderful packet!
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Autismabc123 said...

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Kim said...

This would be awesome to use with my first graders! They would love it! davisk114@yahoo.com

Delighted said...

Very Cute!

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Rachel said...

Too cute! Would love to be a winner!

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PLT78LI said...

I absolutely LOVE this learning packet! Not only will these activities help students learn and understand the rules, but they will be able to internalize and apply them!! What a great idea. Thank you for creating these activities!

Teresa Perrine
teresaperrine@nelsd.org

L. Ott said...

This looks wonderful! Linda lott@telus.net

Suzyshoper said...

Great to teach rules. Love the booklet! I would love to win this.
Sue
Suewho51@aol.com

Karen said...

This packet is perfect for our kinders. We all need a hook to get them to relate to the begining of school rules. And our school's mascot is an alligator--how perfect is that! I can see why preparing this packet kept you up at night. Its wonderful. Thanks,Karen
kgc@legal-one.com

Linda Piccola said...

SO cute! And thorough! Would love to win it.
lindalouhoo
piccolal@bellsouth.net

Unknown said...

Love this! What a great update from what I have been using. Thank you! - Heather

Huskergirl said...

I would love to win! What a fun way to teach kids the rules!
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Maria said...

What a great idea!
Maria
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Lisa Morrow said...

Such a cute packet - love Alex Alligator.
Lisa
Teachez1@yahoo.com

Deb said...

Very cute!
dramsey@nbsd.k12.pa.us

Tami Malan said...

I would love to use this in my classroom! I love your ideas!!!
tami.malan@canyonsdistrict.org

Terry Yordan said...

You are amazing. You are able to come up with ideas and then implement them perfectly. I have just the alligator to use. Someday I'll have a Smartboard, but your suggestion of using the document camera has me all excited.
I know I am late responding, but I have put this on my wish list. Hopin TpT will have a Back to School sale.
THYordan@aol.com

Fredia said...

Brilliant as always!!! Love ya friend!!
~Fredia
Frogs in First

Mrs. Brown said...

Would love this! Thanks!

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